My poor, deprived kids don't eat a lot of processed foods, so when I saw Jude devouring a bag of Cheetos that his dad had bought him as a treat, I decided it might be funny to ask a few questions.
Me: So Jude, whatcha eating?
Me: Hmmm, interesting. Do you know what cheetos are made from?
J: Yeah, Cheetos.
Me: But where do they come from?
J: They're carrots... but crunchier!
Me: Carrots are pretty crunchy. Do you think Cheetos are carrots? To me, they don't taste like carrots.
J: No, mom, they aren't carrots. They are made from potatoes.
This whole convo got me kinda curious. What ARE they made from?!
I looked on the ingredient list.
Me: Corn, Jude, I guess they're made from corn.
Jude: Yep, corn!
I'm still cameraless. Hope to post new pics this week.
Edited to add: I asked Jude if he wanted to help me peel carrots for dinner tonight. He said, "By carrots, do you mean Cheetos?" No, I told him, I mean carrots. "No, thanks!" he replied.